Ministries

Community Garden

Location to the Community Garden 151 Highway 36 Highlands, NJ 07732 Contact: Parish Office (732) 291-0272 Church@olph-sta.org

Religious Education

How Do I Enroll in CCD? Instructions for Registration for Religious Education Classes CCD classes begin for children when they are in 1st grade. Enrollment begins in the Spring, and is advertised in the bulletin, on the marquis and in the announcements at Mass. If you have missed the Spring registration, please call the Religious Education Office at  732-291-0272 x121 for information or pick up a registration form to be returned to the office. Forms may be obtained: in the...

Liturgical Ministries

The Church calls us to full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy. We participate fully with our attention, our prayers, our song, and in our unity, the Eucharist. It takes many people to plan, There are many ways which a person might become more active in liturgical ministries. Such as: Lectors Eucharistic Ministers Altar servers Ushers Hospitality Arts, Environment, and Liturgy Preparation. If you have a gift that you would like to share with your community in the context of our worship...

Holy Name Society

Holy Name Society This group is dedicated to the spiritual development of its members, by participating in Liturgy, Nocturnal Adoration, and other prayer services. We also promote community by hosting parish events. Specific Things we do: Members participate in a Nocturnal Adoration Hour at St. James Church in Red Bank, rotating the time each month.) Members serve at 9:00 AM Mass on the second Sunday of the month as Readers, Gift Bearers, and Extraordinary Ministers, and serve as Ushers...

Rosary Altar Society

Rosary Altar Society Mission: Spread the Devotion of Mary. Specific Things we do: We mediate on the mysteries of the Rosary and try to live them. Saint Agnes Church: Meeting Dates & Times: Rosary - First Sunday of the month following the 7:30 AM Mass in the Church, meeting to follow in church hall. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church: Meeting Dates & Times: Contact: contact the Church Office New members are always welcome!

Knitting Group

Mission: To provide knit and crocheted items to the needed or the infirmed. To socialize with young and old who enjoy this ministry. Specific Things we do: We knit and crochet baby blankets, preemie hats, lap robes, hats, scarves and donate them to groups such as Birth Right. Meeting Dates & Times: Mondays from 9:30AM - 11:30AM Where: Saint Agnes Church Hall You are welcome to join us!

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Vincent de Paul Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Mission: To offer person-to-person service to the needy in the tradition of our founder, Fredric Ozanam and our Patron, Saint Vincent dePaul. We assist area residents who are in need of temporary financial help. OLPH Church contact: Valerie Strehl Meeting Dates & Times: Once a month every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:3-PM. OLPH Church Hall We also have a once a month "giving" weekend, please contact church office...

Thrift Shop’s

Saint Agnes Church Thrift Shop Avenue D Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716 Phone: 732.291.2156 Contact:Roseanne Tierney Hours of Operation: Thursday through Saturday 9 am until 4 pm. Donations are accepted on days we are open until 3pm. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Thrift Shop 151 Highway 36 Highlands, NJ 07732 Phone: 732-291-1417 Contact: Grace Del Monaco Hours of Operation: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9AM-3PM

Altar Servers

Children fourth grade and up are encouraged to serve God and our parish family by becoming an Altar Server. You will attend a 2 hour training session and receive a handbook. You will also buddy up with an experienced Altar Server, who will guide you through the Mass for your first several months of service. Altar Servers are usually scheduled to serve once a month. In addition, there are opportunities to serve at Christmas, Easter, Holy...

Extraordinary Minister

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Mass Extraordinary Ministers assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during the Mass. They are usually scheduled to serve once a month. In addition, there are opportunities to serve at Christmas, Easter, Holy Days and special Masses. Please complete the form and bring or send it to the parish office. Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the Homebound Extraordinary Ministers represent the parish in the distribution of Holy Communion to homebound...

Knights of Columbus #11660

Knights of Columbus The Rev. Joseph J. Donnelly Council # 11660 serves the Parish of OLPH - St. Agnes and meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 PM in room 104, OLPH School. Those men interested in joining, please contact one of the following: John J. Flynn, Jr., Grand Knight, 732-513-0196 or captflynn@verizon.net and Alton W. Drake, Membership Director, 407-605-4022 or altondrake@verizon.net

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation Mission: To provide opportunities for adults to grow in their Catholic faith through increased knowledge and spiritual development Specific things we do: We organize Bible Studies, teaching series about our Catholic faith, as well as special events such as movies, speakers, and liturgical programs. Meeting dates and times: Committee meets as needed to plan and implement events. New members are welcome! Contact the Church Office at 732-291-0272.

Senior Club

Senior Club at Saint Agnes Church Mission: To promote socialization and companionship among the seniors of our area. We also keep abreast of local and nation-wide happenings. Specific Things we do: At our monthly meetings, we have guest speakers and entertainment. Throughout the year, we take day and overnight trips to interesting places. Meeting Dates & Times: 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM, except July & August Where: Church Hall Senior Club at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Has a once...

Respect Life Committee

Respect Life Committee Mission: The Respect Life Committee of The Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Saint Agnes seeks to inspire and motivate our fellow parishioners to become actively involved in promoting a culture of life. We affirm that human life, in all its stages, is a precious gift from God. Through prayer, education, and advocacy, we strive to increase awareness of the God-given worth and dignity of every human life. As Pope Francis put it...

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

Mission: "Called by our Baptism to evangelize the world, the RCIA team of St. Agnes Parish seeks to welcome, teach, direct and journey with those who hear God's call to discipleship; guiding them toward a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church" Specific Things we do: Guide candidates towards discipleship in Jesus Christ and His Church. Organize and provide the Church's Rites of Initiation, involving the community of Saint Agnes, sponsors and godparents at the appropriate times and...

Youth Ministry

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Men’s Sharing Group

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